oriented

adjective
ori·ent·ed | \ˈȯr-ē-ˌen-təd \

Definition of oriented 

: intellectually, emotionally, or functionally directed humanistically oriented scholars market-oriented production an ecologically oriented approach is goal oriented

Examples of oriented in a Sentence

The audience was academically oriented.

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Mendez, of Crown Point, who said his daughter, Karina, 15, has also come out as bi, views the parade as a positive, family oriented event. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "People board train in East Chicago with more than just Pride Parade on their minds," 24 June 2018 Digital footprints can reveal more psychologically oriented traits, like how someone thinks about making a purchase or what time of the day they shop. Louise Matsakis, WIRED, "Your Smartphone Could Decide Whether You'll Get a Loan," 8 May 2018 Bridges: That family oriented thing where friends are living on campus together. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "Breakaway: Inside the Life of Future Lottery Pick Mikal Bridges," 15 June 2018 Its research projects are oriented toward mitigating the impact of fossil fuels, and may take years to gain traction. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "For Its Audience With Pope Francis, Exxon Tries on a New Hue: Green," 8 June 2018 Everything now is more oriented to opinion and propaganda, and the technology that's available is allowing us to create a dangerous non-reality. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "West Geauga high school celebrates 2018 prom at Landerhaven (photos)," 12 May 2018 But the company is focused on building spaces more oriented toward work than socializing, said Jon Goss, the company’s chief commercial officer. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Exclusive Soho House Wants More Members—Lots of Them," 12 May 2018 Savitaben was very family oriented and loved to cook, especially traditional Indian dishes for her family and friends. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Savitaben P. Patel," 16 Apr. 2018 These kinds of snafus are inevitable in the cable news–oriented cabinet that Trump has put together. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "The Wrongest Man in Washington," 19 Apr. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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oriented

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of oriented

: interested in a particular thing, activity, etc.

: designed to appeal to a certain kind of people

oriented

adjective

Medical Definition of oriented 

: having psychological orientation the patient was alert and oriented

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